The Community of Leader will be getting their spot in the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame this summer.

While the town no longer has a senior team, Assistant Administrator for Leader, Erin Romanuik, said there's still a lot of interest in the sport.

"All we have in Leader is minor ball." Romanuik noted, "We don't currently have a senior team, they folded several years ago."

The senior baseball team was established in 1918 and went through a series of name changes, including the Leader Huskies, Tigers, Flyers and Barons. The team played through a few different leagues and often hosted baseball tournaments for neighboring communities, Eatonia, Kindersley, Eston and Mendham.

Romanuik said they now only have minor ball teams, including a U12 boys team, U10 through to U16 girls teams, parent pitch and t-ball. "We have our minor ball committee, they work pretty hard to spreading the word of baseball, giving the kids the opportunity to attend other clinics that are around in our area. We are currently working on getting a ball clinic in town, put on by some players that were on a National ball team. We are always promoting all ages to get involved in ball."

A few of the minor teams compete in the same league as Kindersley, while others are in the Sandhills Softball League.

Leader Mayor, Craig Tondevold, will be accepting the award on behalf of the community. The Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet will take place in Battleford on August 18th.

Leader Barons Senior BB Team I 2016The Leader Barons (1961-1983) were also inducted into the SK Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016. (photo: Sask Baseball Museum)

Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees

Individual Category:

  • Lorne Nielsen, Player/Builder (Wilkie)
  • James D. Golightly, Player/Builder (Eatonia)
  • Randy Trautwein, Player (Leader)
  • Bye Braun, Player/Builder (Cutknife)
  • Murray Eddy, Player (Saskatoon)
  • Gary Frank, Player/Builder (Regina)
  • Harvey Johnson, Player/Builder (Regina)
  • The Late Joseph E. Haberman, Player (Regina)
  • Arnold Lund, Builder (Loon Lake, formerly of Lampman)
  • Jack Sell, Builder (Bowden)
  • Shane Simpson, Player/Builder (Regina)
  • Neil Tulloch, Player/Builder (Regina)

Team Category:

  • Carlyle Cardinals

Family Category:

  • Keller Family, Wilkie

Community Category:

  • Community of Leader

More Sports News

Delisle Chiefs Shutout Saskatoon Quakers in 1st Meeting this Season

It's been all smooth sailing for the Delisle Chiefs of the Prairie Junior Hockey League to kick off the 2018-19 regular season. Through six meaningful hockey games, the Chiefs have managed to win 5…

SVHL Back to 10 Teams, Release 2018-2019 Schedule

Sask Valley Hockey League teams return to the ice next month when the 2018-2019 commences during the first weekend of November. There are a couple differences to note with this season compared to…

H.S Football Teams Prepare for Intense Playoff Round

Playoffs have officially begun in High School Football as teams will try and extend their season one week at a time. While some teams have already clinched a spot in their respective Provincial draw,…

Kerrobert Claims Kobras Classic Tournament

The Kindersley Kobras hosted their annual 'classic' home tournament this past weekend. The two day event featured six teams from around the region, slightly down from the eight teams that competed…

AAA Redwings Preparing for Home Opener Weekend

The Rosetown Redwings are getting ready for their home opener. Volunteers are getting in the last few floods before the ice is carved up by players this weekend. The Redwings will be welcoming in the…

RCHS Junior Girls Spike Their Way to First Place in Davidson

This past weekend, Rosetown Central High School's junior A girls volleyball team finished in 1st place at a tournament hosted in Davidson. In a tournament that featured teams from Elrose, Kenaston…

High School Cross Country Provincial Championships held at Delisle Composite School

Here are the full results from High School Cross Country Provincial Championships. Delisle Composite School was the host venue for the competition and served an excellent course to run for all of the…

Weekend Scoreboard - Hockey & H.S. Football Games

Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League - (2 Games) Yorkton Terriers 3 @ Kindersley Klippers 2 OT - Friday night. Melville Millionaires 1 @ Kindersley Klippers 2 SO - Saturday night. Prairie Junior Hockey…

Homestand Starts Tonight for Klippers

This month will probably see the least amount of travel time for the Kindersley Klippers as they play the rest of their October games at the West Central Events Centre. Their only road trip this…

Curling Season Just Around the Corner for Rosetown Club

The Rosetown Curling Club is preparing for their season ahead after their registration night and annual general meeting on Wednesday, October 10th. President of the Curling Club, Lyle Slocombe, said… is West Central Saskatchewan's only source for community news, weather, and information.

Search the Biz Guide